Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington arrested, accused of assault

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Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his baby daughter.

Maricopa County prosecutors say Washington had his initial court appearance Friday after being booked on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault.

A probable cause statement says Washington’s ex-girlfriend claims he grabbed her by the throat and shoved her to the ground following an argument at her apartment Wednesday. Police later interviewed her.

Washington led the Cardinals with 134 tackles and nine sacks last season and signed a six-year contract extension in September.

RAVENS: Hired former Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant.

Spagnuolo was fired in January following one season in New Orleans.

JAGUARS: Denard Robinson is going back to college with a little NFL experience.

The former Michigan star made his debut with Jacksonville on Friday, showing off his speed and versatility as the Jaguars opened a three-day rookie minicamp.

The only negative was that the Jaguars won’t get to see more for a while. Robinson headed back to Ann Arbor following practice for his college graduation. He will miss the final two days of camp.

LOUISIANA STATE: Author­ities say they’ve arrested a second suspect in a bar fight last weekend that had also resulted in the arrest of Tigers running back Jeremy Hill.

Baton Rouge police Lt. Don Kelly said the second suspect is Robert Bayardo, who has no connection to LSU football. Kelly said the 20-year-old Bayardo was booked with felony second-degree battery following his arrest Friday morning.

TEXAS TECH: Crews will bring down a 150-foot wind-damaged light tower at the school’s Jones AT&T Stadium and keep people away from the site for safety reasons.

Winds topping 40 mph Thursday damaged part of the southeast light tower at the stadium. Nearby structures were evacuated as a precaution. Nobody was hurt.

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